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of major banks, including jp morgan chase and bank of america. >>> goldman sachs was an exception. it continued to outshine the industry. it rewarded its employees with more than $16 billion in salaries and bonuses. that's up about 50% from 2008. but still less than expected. >>> the unemployment picture isn't getting much brighter. the number of americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits jumped last week to the first time ever. >>> corporations may spend freely to oppose candidates. the decision reverse is a 20- year-old limit on corporate political campaign spending. >>> and you tube is breaking into the movie rental business. starting tomorrow, it will offer five films from the upcoming sun dance film festival, for $3.99 each. it hopes to offer more films in the coming months. for more, you can watch cbs money in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. >>> coming up next on eyewitness news at 4:00. washed out in california. residents are dope -- coping with heavy rainfall and mudslides falling throughout the golden state. >>> i'm ron matz, on german hill roa
prevented a known terrorist from boarding a plane for america. and the steps we're going to take to prevent that from happening again. secretary of homeland security janet napolitano will discuss her review of aviation screening, technology, and how that bomber boarded a plane with 300 people. so today, i want to briefly summarize the discussions. in an ever-changing world, the first line of defense is timely, accurate intelligence, that is shared, integrated, analyzed, and acted upon quickly and effectively. that's what the intelligence reform largely after the 9/11 attacks do. and what they do every day. but rnt fortunate-- unfortunately, that's not what happened. first, although our intelligence community had learned a great deal about the al qaeda affiliate in gemmen, called al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, that we knew that they sought to strike the united states, and that they were recruiting operatives to do so, the intelligence community did not aggressively follow up on and prioritize particular streams of intelligence, related to a possible attack against the homeland. second, t
to say thank you on behalf of the crew and the ship for your interest. we will do america proud. >> reporter: a lot of marylanders will be taking part in the effort. >> alex, thank you. our complete coverage of the earthquake in haiti continues with live coverage from the newsroom with denise koch. >> reporter: a man went back to haiti last month and he described the images. >> it is amazing to see the magnitude of the houses destroyed and the people that are walking around and the houses are not safe. bodies are lined up on both sides of the street. dead bodies. dead bodies. >> reporter: now there is a lot of information out there right now about helping the people in haiti, but not all of it is as credible. here are organizations worth donating to. you can donate $10 to the red cross efforts by texting "haiti" to 90999. you can find out about donating to yele haiti or doctors without borders. we have a list on our web site at mary back to you. >> thank you. wjz has the latest on the situation in haiti right now. aid has started arriving in rating from around the world
>>> state of the union. president obama prepares to address the nation and assure america he's on the right track. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. president obama is putting the finishing touches on his very first state of the union speech. he is expected to focus his address on jobs and the economy in a time where his own approval rating has dropped. wjz and kai jackson are live in washington, d.c. with a preview of what the president will say tonight. good evening, kai. >> reporter: good afternoon, mary. if this speech is about anything here tonight in washington, d.c., it is about the future of the nation. right now, the president is taking a great deal of heat and criticism for the economy, as well as jobs and other issues like healthcare and others to a lesser degree. tonight, we have a preview of that speech and what the president is expected to say. >> president obama will stand before a divided congress and an unhappy nation tonight to deliver his state of the union address. he is going to of to try to convince them that he's f
. they are against terrorism. >> american muslims and muslims throughout the world are on the side of america and on the side of the world. we're not going to allow terrorism or terrorists to hijack or religion. >> reporter: abdulmutallab was moved under heavy security, back to the prison, where he will remain until his next court date. drew levinson, cbs news, new york. >> count terrorism officials and others say the botched christmas day airliner bombing of a december 30th assault demonstrated that al qaeda and its supporters can react quickly when opportunities arrive. >>> back here, the other story we're talking about here tonight is the snow and the new round of cold temperatures. in ellicott city, the snow made for a beautiful picture this morning. most areas saw a couple of inches. some even got their snow blower out. i can't believe that. residents insy -- in cockeysville didn't find much pleasure, though. a live look outside right now. you can see, hopefully. there you go. skies have cleared. but it is pretty. but it is cold out there. how low will these temperatures go. and what abo
, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: bank of america lost more than $5 billion in the final three months of last year. the loss came from bad consumer loans, as well as the company's repayment of its government bailout money. b of a's new ceo says he expects economic conditions to remain fragile you through the end of the year. at morgan stanley, they have shifted from losses to gains. that led to a profit of over $600 million in the last period. the second winning quarter after a year of losses. in the housing market, construction. new homes and apartments fell 4% in december. partly because bad weather delayed projects across the country. permits increased. and that could point to an upswing in spring. looking at the broader global picture. the uinated nations will continue to recover in year. but the comeback will be fragileil and uneven. the u.n. sees a global growth rate of 2.4%. here in the u.s., when children are not in school, they're spending just about every waking minute on an electronic twice. a study from the kaiser family foundation
: tonight, where america stands on the war on cancer. >> knowledge will provide us with a new way of attacking this dreaded enemy. >> reporter: i'm katie couric, cbs news. >> you can see more of the report tonight at johns hopkins on the "cbs evening news" at 6:00. >>> another rough report from wall street today. disappointing economic numbers sent the markets into a downward spiel. the dow jones industrial average was down 113 points. the s&p is down 13 points. -- downward spiral. the dow jones industrial average was down 113 points. the s&p is down 13 points. >>> the company that supplies toyota with gas pedal systems is shipping replacement parts to to to the factories. gm and ford are trying to cash in on toyota's misfortune. they are offering incentives, including 0% financing and cash back on most models for toyota trade ins. >>> ford posted its first profit in four years. the only u.s. automaker not to take government money made $2.7 billion last year. it expects to remain profitable this year. >>> the labor department says new unemployment claims fell by 8,000 last week t
:00. >>> america's waiting to hear from president barack obama in his first state of the union address tomorrow night. the speech is expected to focus on jobs. joel brown reports the president could bring some government spending to a halt. >> reporter: president obama is still pitting the fun finishing -- finishing touches on tomorrow night's state of the union but many people know what they want to hear already. >> without jobs the middle class can't survive. >> deficit reduction would be a great thing. let's stop spending the money. >> the money has been put into the system but we haven't seen any progress. >> reporter: with jobs in the economy topping the list of concerns, the president plans to use the speech to reconnect with the middle class, spelling out new initiatives like child care tax breaks and student loan deferments but with the budget deficit now estimated to hit $1.3 trillion they are making modest plans to end new spending. they will call on congress to impose a three year freeze on many government programs. the white house says that will trim about $250 billion from the defi
back in the spotlight with reports prom companys including citigroup and bank of america, not just the banks other companies reporting a ibm, google, continental and starbucks. bank stocks led the market south, loan losses at jp morgan retail banking discouraged investors, the dow gave back more than 100 points in the nasdaq composite slipped 29. more clues about the economic recovery with fresh figures on home construction and inflation. u.s. transportation department says united airlines must pay a 30,000-dollar fine for failing to include a federal tax when it quoted airfares on web site. united omitted 7.5% excise tax from search results on its site. left out of the fare for 2.5 days. track the latest at >>> coming up at 4:00, consumer alert, fda says a chemical found in plastics and other household products could put your child's health in danger. >>> controversial recommendation, why a government panel says 6 year olds should be screened for obesity. >>> is it the middle of january? update on the weather is coming up next. >>> for updates and first warning
boomer population, will alzheimers become an epidemic? we continue the special series where it america stands with a look of how knew treatments could help this disease. >>> a call for help, a mother of a county teen killed by an amtrak teen wants to make sure it doesn't happen again. what she's proposing. >>> the president's popularity takes a hit, we have the results of a poll. >>> when we look back and say remember those days when we used to talk on the phone while driving, wasn't that stupid to do. >> cell phones and driving, why some say it's an unnecessary distraction and we should hang up. host: could switching to geico really save yo 15% or more on car insurance? host: did the waltons take way too long to say goodnight? mom: g'night john boy. g'night mary ellen. mary ellen: g'night mama. g'night erin. elizabeth: g'night john boy. jim bob: g'night grandpa. elizabeth: g'night ben. jim bob: elizabeth: g'night jim bob. jim bob: g'night everybody, grandpa: g'night everybody. jim bob: g'night daddy. >>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd and baltimore. >> from the city, to the co
america stands. that's tomorrow night only on the wbs evening news. cbs evening news. >> thanks, katie. >>> how the arctic air is hurting everyone on the east coast. >>> killed in prison, a convicted murderer found dead in his jail cell. today, the medical examiner reveals how he died. >>> courthouse shooting. today we learn why he did it. "eyewitness news" at 4:00 continues with denise and vi,,,, >>> it is 4:29, 32 degrees with flurry as cross the area. -- flurries across the area. >>> homeless shelters are getting ready for a crush of people as deadly subzero weather grips the eastern u.s. forecasters say the bit other cold could last the rest of the week. >> reporter: half the country is freezing. >> i am cold to be honest with you. >> from main to mississippi, maryland to minnesota, people are dealing with subfreezing temperatures that are sending chills down their spines. it's a record snowfall in vermont, nearly 3 feet. in cleveland, the snow is piling up. parts of michigan, too are under a heavy blanket. >> it's too much for me. >> reporter: near st. louis, large chunks of
that the president is still in touch with middle class america? >> no. i think he comes across as being kind of like an elitist. a professor, talking great ideals. >> reporter: others wish the change the candidate promised would have come faster but believes he can still deliver. >> part of me who is a realist who understands that, boy, a year is not a long time. >> reporter: by focusing on jobs in the economy, the president hopes to reconnect with americans during the state of the union address and buy more time to turn things around. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the initiatives for middle class families were only part of the president's proposed budget if for fiscal year 2011. and as the president focuses on economic recovery. according to a new report, sales fell 16.7% last month. that's the largest monthly drop in more than 47 years. lawmakers were not expecting such a dramatic decrease, because they extemedded -- extended the tax credit for first-time home buyers. experts say it could be a sign that it won't expire. >>> there say benefit for video games. mary
animals. the 4-year-old giant panda, tisean, will soon be traveling back to china. the cub america saw grow up will be heading to a breeding program, where he will hopefully meet a mate. the zoo says it hopes the boast for ty and hopes he makes the best transition. >> he lived with his mom and dad longer than any other baby panda has in captivity. hopefully he'll learn something and learn more in china. >> reporter: giant pandas are still one of the most critically endangered species on the planet, with fewer than twitch00 in the wild. >>> medical breakthrough. people with breathing problems often spend too much time in the hospitals. but new technology could help them get ahead in life. that's healthwatch. >>> i'm ron matz, at the timonium fairground. and it's time for the expo. meet jack the kangaroo, coming up here on wjz. >>> and we stay clear of winter. winter weather, that is. the weekend forecast is still ahead. wjz is always on. for the top stories on, instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click >>> it's cold outside. can't get that from the p
, this is something we are seeing far too frequently across america. do you ever see a day when we will no longer seeing major politicians being convicted in courts of law and in some cases for stupid situations? >> remember, now, since i'm a recovering politician, you know, i feel, take a little umbrance at what you say. we've had a lot of mayors that were not charged or convicted of anything and generally, you know the people who run for office are doing it because they really want to serve the community. i think in this instance, there was, you know, some serious misjudgment made but it's very important, if we want to look at any bright side of this, to note that throughout the investigation and the charges as it relates to mayor dixon, there therewas never a suggestion of bribery, that is taking a gift in return for doing some kind of favor. >> that's former baltimore mayor curt smoke and he talked about the english tradition. there's another saying, heavy is the head that wears the crown. that will fall upon stephanie rawlings blake. >>> still to come, mayor dixon announcing plans to step d
keys. now they recognized him in a preview of americas most wanted and called the shows tip line. he's been hiding out since police say he gunned down his twin sisters, and a six year old cousin at a family dinner on thanksgiving day. some family members say the arrest brings them relief. >> i'm glad the monster is in the cage, you know? i was hoping it would be over with quickly and it would just be ended but now he's at least he's caught. >> police say he checked into a hotel using a fake name. he also covered his blue toyota to conceal it from officers and stockpile canned food so he wouldn't have to leave his room. >> ky, thank you very much. he remains in custody tonight facing four counts of first degree murder. >>> a gunman opened fire on two officers at a federal court house in las vegas and tonight we've learned one of those officers died. we have new reaction from witnesses. >> reporter: shooting outside of a las vegas courthouse. >> a witness who says he took his home video near the federal building in downtown las vegas could hear gun shot after gun shot being fired. >> u
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